The Urban Heat Island: Problems and Solutions
As cities across the country increase the amount of paved surfaces, they are also increasing the core temperature of the city itself. We take a look at one Southern city, Atlanta, Georgia, and what it's trying to do to cool off.
This organization is aimed at improving urban environments and conserving energy.
Georgia Concrete and Products Association
This association supports Smart Growth initiatives in Atlanta. Visit their website to learn about their efforts to encourage developers to use smart materials in building.
NASA/GHCC Project ATLANTA
Visit this website to learn more about NASA's study of the Urban Heat Island in Atlanta.
Trees Atlanta is a citizen group in Atlanta that is dedicated to protecting and improving the urban environment by planting and conserving trees.
This infrared heat gun is used to measure the temperature of areas with large amounts of paved surfaces, like parking lots. Here the reading in an unshaded region is 133 degrees.
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